Project

Water systems performance California and Denmark

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

How do you compare the performance of water systems across the world?

Academics and water business professionals spend a lot of time discussing differences in approaches to water management. The discussions are the foundation for new ways to treat, convey or store water. The discussion may compare water systems across nations. Water systems may deliver different functions, e.g. potable vs non-potable water supply. And often water systems are under different regulation schemes.

We find, that most of these comparisons use a basic set of performance indicators such as cost or energy use per m3, flow capacities, population served, and more. However, we hypothesize that the comparisons are missing a whole suite of performance differences that may help to understand the diversity and potential of water systems.

The aim of this study is to develop a comprehensive set of performance indicators for water provision and compare selected water supply systems in California and Northern Europe. Analysis of the data will provide unprecedented insights on the efficiency of urban water systems.

This project will develop upon the existing Key Performance Indicators for water supplies in Denmark (See publication DANVA Water in Figures) and assess the current state of drinking water supply in Denmark and California. Notably, we are looking to include data on water quality and energy consumption to the assessment of the water systems.

In collaboration with

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Requirements

Interest in environmental technology and management

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Martin Rygaard

Position

Lektor

Mail

mryg@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Martin Rygaard

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Martin Rygaard

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis

MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management

Supervisor

Martin Rygaard

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis

Bachelor in General Engineering

Supervisor

Martin Rygaard

Type

BSc project, MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

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